>> i would just like to say briefly as wise as members of the appropriations committee are, especially our schairm, we can't predict earthquakes, we can't predict fires, we can't predict flooding, we can't predict the suffering that results from these events that only nature, frankly, can predict. we can't. so it is a fundamental obligation, in my judgment, in government to work together in partnership with the private sector and the salvation army, i think, and all the other groups, the red cross and just local groups that organize to help people so they can help themselves. but government does have that fundamental obligation, and we can't always predict what the next catastrophe will be. >> very true. mr. chairman, i yield back.